WAREHAM, MA: – Wareham (3-6) suffered a crushing 10-1 loss to Bourne (4-5) Wednesday night at Spillane Field. Ryan Wright’s (Louisville) sacrifice fly in the top of the first put the Braves on top and they never looked back.
After Daniel Bowman (Coastal Carolina) added a two-RBI double in the second, Peter O’Brien (Bethune – Cookman) hit a sacrifice fly and Nick Ahmed (Connecticut) doubled in a run in the fourth to put Bourne up 5-0.
Jerrud Sabourin (Indiana) hit a blast over the right field fence in the bottom of the fourth for a solo home run off of Braves starter Michael Dimock (Wake Forest), but that was the only run the Gatemen were able to muster up.
Bourne tacked on a run in the top of the fifth to make it 6-1 when Travis Shaw (Kent State) singled to right to score Wright.
The sixth inning was one to forget for the Gatemen, as the Braves scored four runs off of relievers Devin Burke (Duke) and Jake Davies (Georgia Tech). Burke had replaced starter Josh Urban (Texas) (0-1), who allowed five runs off of six hits and two walks, with one out in the fourth.
The top of the sixth saw every batter in the Bourne lineup come to the plate, with O’Brien coming twice. Tommy LaStella (Coastal Carolina) hit a sacrifice fly, Mike Nemeth (Connecticut) hit a two-run single, and Shaw drove in Nemeth with a single of his own, to give the Braves a 10-1 lead.
Wareham kept Bourne scoreless for the remainder of the game off of three stellar scoreless innings out of the bullpen by Kenneth Ferrer (Elon). However, Wareham was also kept off the board the rest of the way, and fell to Bourne 10-1.
The Gatemen lineup drew eight walks against Braves pitchers, but it only produced five hits and one run. Following a two-hit game in his season debut against Y-D, Alex Dickerson (Indiana) led Wareham with two hits in the loss to Bourne.
R.J. Alvarez (Florida Atlantic) (1-1) came on in relief for Dimock in the fourth and pitched 2.2 scoreless innings to receive the win.
The Gatemen look to bounce back from a two-game slide Friday when they host Chatham. First pitch is set for 7 p.m.